Marcell Ozuna homered and Austin Riley hit a tiebreaking double during a four-run eighth inning, as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 6-5 on Saturday.
The Braves punished reliever Steve Wilson (3-1) with Ozzie Albies’ RBI single, Ozuna’s two-run homer and Riley’s go-ahead hit. The game seemed decided in San Diego’s favor in the top of the eighth inning, when first baseman Matt Olson couldn’t control Trent Grisham’s grounder for a two-base error with one out. Grisham advanced on a wild pitch by Will Smith and scored on Jorge Alfaro’s single to tie the score at 2-2. After Jake Cronenworth doubled, Jurickson Profar walked. Braves closer Kenley Jansen (2-0) next faced Manny Machado with the bases loaded. He grounded out to Riley at third, but the throw to second went to center field for an error that allowed two runs. The Braves, champions of the last World Series, have won four of six games to improve to 16-18. For the Padres, Machado 4-0 with an RBI. Colombian Alfaro 3-2 with one scored and one produced. For the Braves, the Dominican Ozuna 4-1 with a run scored and two RBIs. Venezuelan William Contreras 2-0 with a run scored. Cuban Guillermo Heredia 2-0.